COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lankan delegation that will represent the country at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) reached Geneva in Switzerland on Tuesday (6) night.Foreign Minister Ali Sabry and Justice Minister President's Counsel Dr.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe will lead Sri Lanka's delegation at the UNHRC.An additional Solicitor General of the Attorney General's Department is also included in the Sri Lankan delegation.The 51st session of the UNHRC is scheduled to be held from September 12th to October 07th in Geneva.The progress made by Sri Lanka concerning its Human Rights record will be up for review.Minister Dr.
Wijedasa Rajapaksa says there are plans to hold discussions with several parties before the UNHRC session begins. Sri Lanka’s new Government should embark on a national dialogue to advance human rights and reconciliation, a UN report urges, calling for accountability and deeper institutional reforms to prevent a recurrence of past violations.
The report acknowledges that Sri Lanka is at critical juncture in its political life, and is in the midst of a serious economic crisis which has severely impacted the human rights of all communities and people of all walks of life.